Blog # 7-2017
Section: Book Reviews
Blogger: Joseph Clay
This review is also available on Spotlighting the Indie Author. The podcast will explain why a book with an excellent plot and writing along with great editing only received 3 stars out of 5 . The formatting, both interior and exterior had issues which brought this book below industry standards. These issues are detailed in the podcast.
Promise Me Always is the first book in G. Michelle’s Bayou Romance Series, with two more to come. I’m being totally honest when I say I can’t wait to read them.
Promise Me Always is love story of two people, Gabe and Evie, with an excellent and tight plot.
The tale is set in New Orleans, Louisiana, and you can feel the humid air, smell the magnolia blossoms, and sense the passion and deception from chapter one.
Was the deception intentional or was it by mistake? It could be that one character felt that deception was the only way to keep the truth hid. To them it was the right thing do and necessary to protect all involved, never thinking about the devastation it was causing those near and dear to them.
Will the truth ever come out and if so will it be too late to mend the broken hearts left in deceptions wake.
Yes this story is filled with twist and turns that will keep you guessing till the final page.
The sexual scenes are steamy to say the least and are scattered throughout the book. When the tension reaches its peak between Gabe and Evie, along with the readers, ‘BAM’ G. Michelle drops a sex scene in just at the right time. Not only are the love scenes tastefully done but are believable and told from each characters point of view.
Gabe and Evie or both strong characters and G. Michelle masterfully brings their flaws to the surface as well as their strong points.
The supporting cast is also full of colorful characters which makes the book more believable, as in the south family is everything, and that theme shows throughout the book. The dialogue is right on point for this part of the country and is filled with wit, wise cracks, southern humor and charm.
Writing Tip: What I Learned By Reading Novels By: G. Michelle is a blog that points out what can be learned about writing from this author.
Promise Me Always has three different covers and comes in Paperback as well as eBook. Click on the appropriate link and get a copy today.
Promise me Always Paperback and eBook
A bit about this talented young author.
G. Michelle writes contemporary romances and is unapologetic about giving her characters not only a happily ever after, but also snarky comebacks and playful banter along with sexy males and hot steamy action.
“I myself am an avid reader of ‘smutty’ romance and like to include a little in my books. What’s a good read without it, right?” G. Michelle admitted with a a grin.
She gleefully admits her addiction to coffee, depressing indie music, and Netflix.
When she’s not at her daytime job working as a Family Counselor—or, if you prefer, being a responsible adult, you can find her driving her family crazy with promises that she’ll only be ‘a few more minutes’ at the computer!
As you can see in her photo above she is strapped in for the ride. Trust me you too should buckle up as well and hang on when you read Promise Me Always, as the romance is a steamy trip down a bumpy Bayou road.
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[Bloggers note: The book review of Promise me Always was originally published on 2-24-17 on Joseph Clay – Author Official Blog. The review was moved to this site 3-16-17.]
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